Zenit Saint Petersburg conquered its seventh Russian League title by beating Lokomotiv Moscow at the Gazprom Arena (6-1), with two rounds to go before the close of the competition.
The team that Serguei Semak trains mathematically assured his third consecutive success and left Lokomotiv with no options, second in the standings, which is nine points behind Zenit.
A triplet by Iranian Sardar Azmoun together with a brace by Artem Dzyuba and a goal by Malcolm provided the win for the whole of St. Petersburg. The Guinean Francois Kamano scored the only goal for the visitors.
The victory places Zenit as the second Russian team with the most league trophies. They have seven, one more than CSKA Moscow, and now only three less than Spartak Moscow, the most successful club in this competition but have not won it for four seasons.